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The Investigation of Respiratory Insufficiency in Nervous System Trauma and Sepsis

  • C. F. Bolton
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Abstract

Many disorders of the nervous system affect respiration. The reasons involve either lack of central drive or weakness of the muscles of respiration. The former are induced by a wide variety of encephalopathies and the latter by diseases of anterior horn cells, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, or muscles of the chest wall or diaphragm (Bolton 1993a).

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